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Full text of "Gadaba"

Phonemes of



Tbe total number of phonemes In this langaafe ire ffcffty

among which ten are vowels.



!.    Vowels



|i}       High-Front-Short

occurs in all positions

idiya = meal



*



gisi = a domestic fowl (Cock/hem).



sarri = flower



I i: I      High Front Long



occurs only medially and initially.

i: do : = to drink



*



bi i: do = to scatter



*                                                                                              *



I e |       Mid-Front Short            .



occurs in all positions

era : y  how



&

geg ca :  to chew                       *    *



ginne = teeth



r                    , f



11: |     Mid Front-long



oecurs initilly and medially                           . " 



e : nlu = finger -

ge ; no = to draw



I a I      Low - Centre - Short

occurs in all positions



w



ancug = to walk





bira : w  hill



oliya : = leaf